Don’t Let Your Thoughts Be A Barrier To A Happy Life

Our lives are made up of a series of events that present us with paths that are filled with many choices. The choices that we make as we navigate those paths are often the determining factor in what the rest of our life is going to look like. Sometimes, bad choices teach us lessons regarding the things that we should avoid in the future. Other times, good choices help us avoid those paths that keep us from having to endure the bad choices that we make. Everything we do becomes a thought… Read More

Unexpected Events Can Lead to Confirming Realizations

There are times in our lives when we are thrown curve balls that are difficult to hit when we don’t have the skill. However, in that failure, we are given a front row seat to that which we knew inside, but get to experience first hand. Such is the case with me regarding a recent injury event. One would expect that a visit to a cabin in the mountains with friends would provide an opportunity for relaxation, peace, reflection and fun. That was the plan when I started out on this journey…. Read More

Believe that what you do matters

Many people go through life asking that preverbal question, “Why am I here?” Most realize that we were given this gift of life for a reason, but often go through it trying to figure out why that gift was given. Some discover their purpose early in life, while some search well into their later years. Unfortunately, many aren’t able to figure it out by the time their life is complete. For those of us who are fortunate enough to discover our purpose, the meaning it gives our life is immeasurable. The one… Read More

Grab that second before it becomes a memory

Over the course of sharing messages, I have often talked about the 1,440 minutes that we are given in a day and how important it is to make each one of those the best that it can be. The next second that we take another breath comes with the opportunity to make that second anything we desire. We can wipe the slate clean, complete an unfinished endeavor, or simply continue living the life path that we have discovered is best for us. If we fail to grab that second and make it… Read More

Choose wisdom over fear

If you happen to be subscribed to the App Inspiring Quotes, you saw that the quote today was from Yohannes Gebregeorgis. It said, “The beginning of wisdom is to do away with fear”. This got me to thinking about my experience in the Air Force when I was stationed in Adana, Turkey.   Adana was a remote assignment in the southern part of Turkey. When I was there, the country was under martial law and it was pretty difficult to walk anywhere without seeing men with machine guns. Stepping off the base… Read More

Living a life that is true

Christopher Morley said, “There is only one success, to be able to spend life in your own way”. The gift of every minute that happens after you have read that quote is your opportunity to make the next minute anything you want it to be. You can choose to let others control those minutes for you. Or, you can take ownership of them, find your inner strength, and make them the most amazing minutes of the rest of your life. This is only possible if we choose not to spend all our… Read More

Be the artist of your own life

This message is for everyone out there who has lived a life of being told what to do, who to be, and how you should live your life. It is for those people who have had to deal with those that felt the need to live your life because they had trouble living their own. Having the ability to control who you should become somehow decreased the responsibility they had for their own lives. You became their clay to mold rather than them allowing you to live a life that was true… Read More

Loving them, not saving them

Anais Nin said, “You cannot save people, you can only love them”. For those of us that have nurturing natures, this might be a hard quote to comprehend. We want to make others lives better, fix the difficulties they may be experiencing, and strive to have relationships full of peace and harmony. When we do this, it seems as though we become a magnet for those types of personalities who are in constant need of attention. Before we know it, we are so engulfed in making everyone else’s life better, that we… Read More

A Head Held High

It is often the days of our past that define our future as we work to navigate our life path. Such is the case with me as I reflect on my road from childhood to adulthood. The evolution wasn’t necessarily easy, but the lessons that I learned along the way served as building blocks for what would become a life well lived. As I look back over my childhood, I often find myself confused. From the outside one would think that I was the model kid. Awards in speech and debate, drum… Read More

Don’t Let Fear Negate Your New Beginning

Happy New Year! I love the time of year when we can use the lessons of our past to guide us to our future, and start a whole new year over again. Without a doubt, the last couple of years have been ones like we have never experienced. They have caused us to think and act differently than we otherwise would have, and in ways that we could have never imagined. For some, that action wasn’t necessarily a good thing. For others who used the experiences to dig within themselves to find… Read More

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